Peter Douglas

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Peter Douglas
Born Peter Vincent Douglas
(1955-11-23) November 23, 1955 (age 59)
Los Angeles, California, US
Residence Santa Barbara, California, US
Occupation Producer
Years active 1958–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Schoeder (1991–present)
Parent(s) Kirk Douglas, Anne Buydens
Relatives Michael Douglas (half-brother)
Joel Douglas (half-brother)
Eric Douglas (brother, deceased)
Cameron Douglas (half-nephew)

Peter Vincent Douglas (born November 23, 1955) is an American television and film producer, a son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife, the German American producer Anne Buydens.

Life and career[edit]

Douglas was born in Los Angeles, California. His middle name was given him in homage to Vincent van Gogh, whom his father was playing in the film Lust for Life when he was born. He used it for his production company, Vincent Pictures.

Peter Douglas' television production credits include Inherit the Wind (1988), for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special, and Amos (1984), which was also Emmy-nominated in the same category. His motion picture credits include the science-fiction time-travel classic The Final Countdown (1980), in which his father starred, and the adaptation of the classic Ray Bradbury novel Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983), which won the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film. He also produced the suspense-comedy hit Fletch (1985), as well as its sequel Fletch Lives (1989), both starring Chevy Chase.

Douglas wrote, directed, and produced the independent film A Tiger's Tale (1988), starring Ann-Margret. He was the executive producer of the HBO Drama thriller The Enemy Within (1994), starring Forest Whitaker and Jason Robards, and was also executive producer of the 2009 motion picture Whip It starring Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page. A contemporary story told within the world of women's Roller Derby.

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